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Exploration Development 2005 P11

  • 07/08/2005 -- Russia, Kazakhstan sign Kurmangazy field PSA
    Russian oil firm Rosneft-Kazakshtan Ltd. and Kazakhstan's oil and gas company KazMunayGaz signed a production-sharing agreement July 6 to jointly develop Kurmangazy oil field in the Kazakh sector of the Caspian Sea.
  • 07/08/2005 -- Kerr-McGee to explore block off Trinidad and Tobago
    Kerr-McGee Oil & Gas Corp., Oklahoma City, was awarded a license to explore Block 3(b) off Trinidad and Tobago.
  • 07/07/2005 -- Tanzanite appraisal well producing in Egypt
    Apache Corp. has started oil and gas production from the Tanzanite 2 appraisal well on Egypt's West Mediterranean onshore concession after tests of Cretaceous Alamein dolomite.
  • 07/07/2005 -- MMS delays Cook Inlet Sale 199
    The US Minerals Management Service postponed until May 2007 the proposed Cook Inlet Sale 199, which had been slated for May 2006.
  • 07/07/2005 -- More drilling due for gas find off Turkey
    Toreador Resources Corp. and partners plan further drilling in a western Black Sea permit area where they logged gas in Ayazli 3, a well directionally drilled to 1,335 m MD in the South Akcakoca subbasin.
  • 07/06/2005 -- UK, Norway approve Blane field development
    Paladin Expro Ltd. and its partners have received approval from the UK and Norwegian governments for development of Blane oil field, which spans the UK and Norway median line on UKCS Block 30/3a in License P.111 and NCS Block N1/2 in License PL143BS.
  • 07/05/2005 -- China, Vietnam eye joint S. China Sea work
    Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao and his Vietnamese counterpart, Phan Van Khai, agreed on July 4 that their countries, together with the Philippines, should jointly explore several disputed areas of the South China Sea.
  • 07/01/2005 -- China appeals to Japan for joint development in East China Sea
    China has appealed to Japan for the joint development of oil and natural gas resources in the disputed East China Sea, after reports that Tokyo might approve drilling by a Japanese company in the area.
  • 07/01/2005 -- Kerr-McGee makes oil find in deepwater Gulf of Mexico
    Kerr-McGee Corp., Oklahoma City, reported an oil discovery on East Breaks Block 599 in the Gulf of Mexico. The field will be developed as a subsea tieback to the Boombang production hub, 3 miles south on East Breaks Block 643.
  • 06/29/2005 -- Lukoil abandons D-222 well off Azerbaijan
    Lukoil Overseas Holding Ltd. has abandoned its Yalama well, the first exploration well on deepwater Block D-222 in the Azeri sector of the Caspian Sea.
  • 06/28/2005 -- ONGC finds gas off Andhra Pradesh
    State-owned Oil & Natural Gas Corp. of India made a natural gas discovery off Andhra Pradesh in shallow waters of the Krishna-Godavari basin.
  • 06/27/2005 -- Reliance-Niko adding gas in India's Bay of Bengal
    Reliance Industries Ltd., Mumbai, and Niko Resources Ltd., Calgary, are adding more gas discoveries and beefing up the drilling program on blocks in two widely spaced basins in the Bay of Bengal off eastern India.
  • 06/23/2005 -- Yemen's Block 9 gets commerciality declaration
    Calvalley Petroleum Ltd., Calgary, declared its Block 9 in Yemen commercial after four discoveries and also reported its best well yet on the block.
  • 06/23/2005 -- IEOC, partners awarded block in Egypt
    IEOC Exploration BV and partners RWE DEA of Germany and INA Industrija Nafte dd Zagreb of Croatia have been awarded the East Kalabsha block in Egypt's North Western Desert. The block was offered in Egyptian General Petroleum Corp.'s 2003 bidding round.
  • 06/21/2005 -- OVL, GAIL to explore off Azerbaijan
    ONGC Videsh Ltd. and GAIL (India) Ltd. plan to enter separate memorandums of understanding with the State Oil Co. of Azerbaijan Republic for joint oil and gas exploration in the Caspian Sea.
  • 06/15/2005 -- Cairn to further appraise block in India
    Cairn Energy PLC will further appraise more than 2,884 sq km in the north and west of the Rajasthan Block under an 18-month extension of the exploration license approved by the Indian government.
  • 06/15/2005 -- Development set for Kipper gas field off Australia
    The controversial Kipper field in the Bass Strait—the largest undeveloped gas field in southeastern Australia—has finally been moved onto a development path with first production planned for 2009.
  • 06/14/2005 -- IOC gets block in Iran's North Pars field
    Iran has awarded a block to the Indian Oil Corp.-Petropars consortium in North Pars gas field.
  • 06/08/2005 -- Argos plans North Falkland 3D seismic survey
    Argos Resources Ltd. will shoot a marine 3D seismic survey next year on North Falkland basin acreage under an exploration license extended until November 2006 by the Falkland Island government.
  • 06/08/2005 -- Study notes exploration successes, disappointments
    Energy consultant Wood Mackenzie Ltd. rated the biggest exploration successes in absolute terms during the last 10 years as Kazakhstan, the deepwater Gulf of Mexico, Angola, and Nigeria.

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